São José dos Campos, August 6, 2010
– Embraer will exhibit the Legacy 650 executive jet, for the first time, at the seventh Latin American Business Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), August 12-14. The event takes place at the Congonhas Airport (CGH), in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, and marks the debut of the Legacy 650, which will be officially presented to visitors on opening day, August 12, at 1 p.m.
On August 11, Wednesday, 4 p.m., Embraer will host a press conference at the Quality Congonhas Hotel, in São Paulo, to present an update on its executive jet programs.
“We are very satisfied with the Legacy 650 debuting at such an important business aviation event as LABACE. Certification of the Legacy 650 is approaching, and the aircraft will meet all its design targets
,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer Executive Vice President, Executive Jets.
The Legacy 650 was launched in October 2009, at the 62nd Annual Meeting and Convention of the U.S. National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), in Orlando, Florida, and is on the final development phase. It will be exhibited in LABACE, together with the entry level Phenom 100 and the light Phenom 300, and attendees will have the opportunity to visit the comfortable interior of these best-in-class jets.
Based on the successful Legacy 600 platform, the Legacy 650 is Embraer’s offer to the large jet segment. It flies up to 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 km) nonstop with four passengers. The 500- nautical-mile (926-km) increase in range was accomplished through extensive airframe modifications, such as reinforced wing and landing gears, aft ventral tank, new central wet wing box, and highly efficient and more powerful Rolls-Royce AE 3007A2 engines.
The new Honeywell Primus EliteTM avionics suite equips the Legacy 650, providing advanced navigation, communications and graphical display capabilities. The jet has the same comfortable and functional cabin of the Legacy 600, with three distinct cabin zones, a spacious wet galley and the largest executive jet in-flight accessible baggage compartment. The Legacy 650 also features new state-of-the-art insulation materials for improved noise comfort and the Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband system for high-speed Internet in-flight.
The Legacy 650 program is on schedule, and has already achieved important milestones. Engineering activities related to structural modifications, engines, fuel system and performance are almost completed, indicating that every design target will be met. The integration of the new Honeywell Primus Elite™ avionics is also moving quickly, and progressing according to plan. The Legacy 650 is scheduled to enter service during the second semester of this year.About Embraer’s Executive Jets
Embraer’s Executive Jets portfolio consists of seven aircraft: the entry level Phenom 100, light Phenom 300, midlight Legacy 450, midsize Legacy 500, super midsize Legacy 600, the large Legacy 650, and ultra-large Lineage 1000 jets. These aircraft offer cabin sizes and flexible ranges that are well-suited to the most diverse demands, permitting greater work productivity and saving valuable travel time, which is enjoyed in comfort and privacy.
The entry level Phenom 100 can accommodate up to eight occupants and has seven different interior options designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Its range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Miami, in the U.S.; from London to Rome, in Europe; or from Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia. The jet was certified in December 2008, and has proved to be the fastest and to have the largest baggage capacity in its category. The Phenom 100 has the latest in cockpit design, and a private aft lavatory is one of its competitive features.
The Phenom 300 light jet accommodates up to ten occupants in a spacious and pleasant interior, also designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features. The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 521 mph (839 km/h, or 453 knots – KTAS), and it can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,971 nautical miles (3,650 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Dallas, in the U.S.; from London to Athens, in Europe; or from Delhi (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
Launched in 2008, the midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 set new paradigms in their respective executive jet categories. Their interiors were designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and offer unequaled comfort and style. These aircraft will have the largest cabin and the best acoustical insulation in their classes. A flat-floor stand-up (6-foot) cabin, excellent pressurization, and vacuum lavatories are other highlights of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, complementing their superior performance and low operating costs.
The new-generation Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion™ avionics system will provide extensive situational awareness with a highly intuitive interface. Honeywell’s HTF7500E state-of-the-art engines incorporate the latest technologies for meeting performance requirements with improved efficiency, in terms of fuel consumption, facilitated maintenance, low operating costs, and reduced noise and pollution emissions, thus lessening their environmental impact. The jets will be the fastest in their categories and the only ones equipped with cutting-edge fly-by-wire
electronic flight controls that increase operating safety and passenger comfort, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.
The midlight Legacy 450 is designed to carry up to nine passengers. Its range will be 2,300 nautical miles (4,260 km) with four passengers, or 2,200 nautical miles (4,070 km) with eight passengers, both including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, meaning the jet will be able to fly nonstop from London to Moscow (Russia) or Rabat (Morocco); from Delhi (India) to Dubai or Hong Kong; or from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Calcutta (India).
The midsize Legacy 500 will carry up to 12 passengers. It is designed for a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,560 km) with four passengers, or 2,800 nautical miles (5,190 km) with eight passengers, both including NBAA IFR fuel reserves. These characteristics will allow customers to fly from New York to Los Angeles, in the U.S.; or from Moscow (Russia) to Mumbai (India).
The super midsize Legacy 600 carries 13 passengers (standard configuration) in comfort and privacy in three distinct cabin zones. The refined interior offers leather seats, sofa, credenza, and tables for meals or meetings. The airplane also has a spacious galley for preparing hot and cold meals, an ample aft lavatory, wardrobes, cabinets, and an entertainment system with DVD and satellite communication. Optional High-Speed Data (HSD) equipment and Wi-Fi technology enable customers to browse the Internet, access e-mail, and transfer files during trips, providing a better use of time, increased work productivity, and more entertainment possibilities. The aircraft has a large baggage compartment, which is easily accessed during flight, and has a total capacity of 286 cubic feet (8,100 liters). The jet has a cruising speed of Mach 0.80. Its range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km) with eight passengers, or 3,400 nautical miles (6,297 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the jet can fly nonstop from Munich (Germany), London or Geneva (Switzerland) to Dubai; from Berlin (Germany) to Praia (Cape Verde); from Frankfurt (Germany) to Karachi (Pakistan); from Hamburg (Germany) to Delhi; from Los Angeles (U.S.) to Honolulu (Hawaii); from Delhi (India) or Singapore to Tokyo (Japan); or from Shanghai (China) to Delhi. More than 180 Legacy 600 jets presently operate in 29 countries, with high rates of dispatch reliability and low operating costs.
The large Legacy 650 was announced in October 2009 at the 62nd Annual Meeting and Convention of the U.S. National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), in Orlando, Florida. Based on the successful Legacy 600 platform, it will provide longer trips for up to 14 passengers, while maintaining the same level of comfort. Its range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 km) with four passengers, or 3,800 nautical miles (7,038 km) with eight passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the aircraft can fly nonstop from London to New York; Dubai to London or Singapore; Miami to São Paulo (Brazil); Singapore to Sydney (Australia); or Mumbai to Central Europe. The Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 feature advanced navigation capabilities and the Primus Elite™ avionic suite, which incorporates an upgraded graphical user interface, enabling smarter and faster decisions while reducing pilot workload. The Legacy 650 first delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2010.
The ultra-large Lineage 1000 is Embraer’s biggest executive jet and can carry 19 passengers in five cabin zones. Its range of 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 km) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the jet is able to fly nonstop from London to Dubai; from Dubai to Johannesburg (South Africa); from New York to Moscow; or from Singapore to Sydney (Australia). The interior design gives priority to comfort and refinement, and was designed in conjunction with Priestmangoode, from the U.K.. The cabin uses the category’s most sophisticated materials. A wide variety of configurations meets all passenger requirements with enough space to work, rest, and hold meetings. Optional items include Wi-Fi technology, access to the Internet, and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). An ample aft baggage compartment, pressurized and conveniently accessible during flight, has a total capacity of 323 cubic feet (9,140 liters) and is the largest among all competitors. Honeywell’s Primus Epic® integrated avionics system has five Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) multi-functional control screens, Cursor Control Device (CCD), auto-throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, and other state-of-the-art technologies. The Lineage 1000 is equipped with the latest electronic fly-by-wire flight control system.
In order to meet the demands of executive jet customers, Embraer invested in the creation of an extensive network of six Company-owned and more than 30 authorized service centers, worldwide, including partnerships with renowned companies in the areas of logistics and pilot and mechanic training. The Company offers routine inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and special service programs, such as the Embraer Executive Care (EEC). This structure covers flight operations, and technical and maintenance support customized for the operating profile of each aircraft, as well as a 24/7 Contact Center, allowing a significant reduction in aircraft costs and downtime, and maximizing the benefits of this important business tool. For more information about Embraer Executive Jets, see: www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 16,781 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.2 billion.
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